A Study of Penetrative Convection in Rotating Fluid

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C. Quon

Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4A2, Canada

J. Heat Transfer 101(2), 261-264 (May 01, 1979) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450957 History: Received December 04, 1978; Online August 11, 2010


The effects of rotation on penetrative convection in an annulus of fluid are studied numerically by finite difference method. The axisymmetric flows for 14 sets of parameters are presented. It is found that rotation compresses the cell heights and increases the horizontal cell number in the r-z plane. The curvature of the container strongly affects the cell structure only at low rotation rate. The upper dynamical boundary conditions have virtually no effect on the flow fields if the upper temperature is sufficiently high.

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